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Reliance Infra is ‘bullying’ Delhi government over Rs 7000 crore payment: Solicitor General

Mehta, who appeared for the DMRC, claimed this was the second instance where the company had showed such attitude. If this continues, a new policy call will be taken, Mehta said.

Published: 23rd December 2021 08:15 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd December 2021 08:15 AM   |  A+A-

Tushar Mehta, Solicitor General of India.

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI:  Solicitor General Tushar Mehta accused Reliance Infrastructure of “bullying” the government over the payment of Rs 7,000 crore, as ordered by an arbitral tribunal in the company’s favour, in Delhi Airport Metro Express Private Limited (DAMEPL) case.

Mehta pointed this out in his submission before Justice Suresh Kumar Kait of Delhi High Court, who was hearing an execution petition filed by Reliance Infrastructure’s subsidiary, DAMEPL, against Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for the enforcement of a Supreme Court order upholding the arbitration award Rs 7,000 crore in its favour.

Mehta, who appeared for the DMRC, claimed this was the second instance where the company had showed such attitude. If this continues, a new policy call will be taken, Mehta said. “This attitude may not be proper. You have several relations with the government. Don’t arm-twist....” 

Mehta was responding to the submission made by DAMEPL counsel Rajiv Nayar, who refused the government’s proposal that it would deal directly with banks to which DAMEPL owed money and settle 
the debt. 



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  • Perussionist

    You need to pay what you've availed, even courts have directed to pay up. And now when the payment is due you're using incendiary language and threatening policy changes. Little wonder nobody is investing in Delhi and it is fast turning into another Kolkata.
    4 months ago reply
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